Saturday, 25 June 2016

Your IBD Stories - Jane Killin



Name:
Jane Killin

What year were you diagnosed and with which form of IBD? 
2008, Colitis. 


Have you identified anything that triggers you, and if so what? 
Stress seems to be the worst trigger along with rainy weather.


Highlight an invisible symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease which you feel affects you:
Pain, no one can see how much pain i'm in.


Name one thing you feel like you’ve learnt or gained since having Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
That i need to stand up for myself during hospital appointments. Its so easy to just be seen , told whats wrong and shoved out without help, understanding or explanation of what is happening to my own body.


What makes you an #IBDSuperHero?
The thing I was most proud of recently was when I summoned up the strength to see my daughter through a difficult birth. More than 24 hours in total, 12 hours sat by her side. I have no idea how I did it but I did, and I was very proud of myself!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Your IBD Stories - Graham Watt



Name:
Graham Watt

What year were you diagnosed and with which form of IBD?
Ulcerative Colitis in 1989

Have you identified anything that triggers you, and if so what?
Main one is always stress in all its forms, ie work/personal/financial/social etc

Highlight an invisible symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease which you feel affects you:
Depression, fatigue, low self esteem

Name one thing you feel like you’ve learnt or gained since having Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
Who my real friends are. I treasure them!

What makes you an #IBDSuperHero?
X-Ray Vision! Sorry, I guess that I still managed to construct a successful career where I designed, built and maintained many of the core NHS IT Networks North of the border. It felt important, like I was giving something back to the service that saved my life.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Your IBD Stories - Amy Robson



Name:

Amy Robson

What year were you diagnosed and with which form of IBD? 
I was diagnosed around the millennium but suffered with symptoms of Crohn's from being very young. I started suffering with symptoms to warrant hospitalisation when I was 7.

Have you identified anything that triggers you, and if so what? 
Yes. Stress & exhaustion mainly or infections/the common cold. Before my bag I couldn't eat much that wouldn't trigger me.

Highlight an invisible symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease which you feel affects you:
I could name a fair few! But mainly exhaustion, lack of appetite & depression.

Name one thing you feel like you’ve learnt or gained since having Inflammatory Bowel Disease:Amazing friends (most of whom have IBD themselves) & my boyfriend
I have also learnt that having an ileostomy doesn't have to mean stopping wearing the clothes that you love!

What makes you an #IBDSuperHero? 
A lot of people call me #IBDWarriorPrincess. I am proud of being able to manage working full time alongside studying towards my career in chartered accountancy. Whatever I have going on myself I also manage to put others first & enable them to feel less alone whenever I can with their IBD fight

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

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We've everything from clothing to accessories for you and your dog to homeware, all in various styles and colours!

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